Grizzlies Rugby Ready for Important Game

Published on October 12, 2012

Grizzlies Flanker Paul Marshall looks to help lead his team to victory against Mohawk this Saturday at 1pm

Georgian’s men’s rugby team enters this weekend with something to prove.

First year head coach John Daggett had his team firing out of the gate to start the season, earning two victories over Sheridan and coming away with a draw against Conestoga.

The previously undefeated Grizzlies ran into the very strong Humber Hawks team last week handing Georgian there first defeat of the season with a 116-0 loss.  The Hawks have scored over one-hundred points in each of their four games so far this season.

Still for Coach Daggett, he takes little comfort in Humber’s early dominance in the standings.

“We are trying to make a statement this week (vs. Mohawk),” said Daggett.  “We are not that team that played against Humber.”

The Grizzlies still find themselves in good position sitting in 2nd place in the west division standings with two games remaining and can control their fate heading into the playoffs.

Georgian will travel to Mohawk Saturday afternoon in an important game for both teams kicking off at 1pm.  The Grizzlies will then wrap up the round robin schedule Sunday, October 21st when they travel to Conestoga.

After making some adjustments, the team refocused in preparation for the trip to Mohawk.

“We had a good hard week of practice, which we needed.  We will be ready for Saturday.”

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Georgian’s Teixeira sets record with win

Published on August 21, 2014

Student stands next to a bright yellow car that's covered in stickers - with a helmet on the hood
Georgian’s Rui Teixeira at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

Georgian’s own Rui Teixeira had a record-breaking performance at the Canadian Touring Car Championship on Aug. 6  in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières was plagued with rain during practice and qualifying sessions. Teixeira, a 19-year-old student in Georgian’s Automotive Business program, had never driven his Lombardi Honda Fit in wet weather, leaving the young driver to make adjustments on the fly. Continue reading

TFC and TLC closed for remainder of summer, reopening September 2

Published on August 20, 2014


The First Class Café and The Last Class are now closed for the rest of the summer semester from August 18 to September 1. We will re-open on September 2 for orientation! Stay tuned for our official fall semester hours announcements.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful students for an amazing summer semester; you guys rock! We’re working hard to get everything ready for the fall, including a great line-up of events, updating our menu with brand new items, and hiring a solid team of students.

New and returning students, we’ll see you all in September!

Dunsmore walkway closed for construction (Barrie Campus)

Published on August 19, 2014

RVH needs to expand and pave a staff parking lot at the rear of the building. To accommodate construction, the walking path that runs from Dunsmore Lane to Gallie Court will be shut for approximately 12 weeks, beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Signs will be posted at either end of the walkway.

Those who use the walking path may detour along Cheltenham Road (Cheltenham Road is south of Dunsmore, across from Cheltenham Park). This path leads directly to the Barrie Campus, entering near the student residence.

We apologize for the inconvenience; however Ministry of Labour laws dictate that the path must be closed during the construction period.

When re-opened, the Dunsmore pathway will be paved and lit, making it much more accessible and safer.



2014-15 Grizzlies varsity tryout dates

Published on August 7, 2014

The 2014-15 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) season is quickly approaching and here is your chance to be a Grizzly.

Each of the Grizzlies 13 men’s and women’s varsity sports have open tryouts with the majority taking place in early September.

All full-time Georgian and Laurentian @ Georgian students at all campuses are eligible to participate.

Varsity athletes and teams compete against other colleges across Ontario in the OCAA and in specific sports in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) across Canada.

Tryouts for the respective sports will take place at the Georgian Athletic & Fitness Centre at the Barrie Campus with the exemption of men’s and women’s golf and men’s rugby which are held off-site.

Please note the pre-registration for the men’s & women’s golf tryouts.  More information can be found here.

All students looking to try out for a varsity sport are required to bring a completed Varsity Tryout Waiver with them to the tryout.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Harris – Intercollegiate Co-ordinator at 705.728.1968, ext. 1243 or via email at

Please see varsity tryout dates below.









Mon. Sept. 15 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wed. Sept. 17 – 5:00 pm – 7:30 pmPlease meet in the gym (Barrie Campus)_________________________________________________________________

David Wesley


Mon. Sept. 8 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pmTues. Sept. 9 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Wed. Sept. 10 – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pmPlease meet in the gym (Barrie Campus)_________________________________________________________________

Matt Coulson


Mon. Sept. 8 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmTues. Sept. 9 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wed. Sept. 10 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmPlease meet in the gym (Barrie Campus)_________________________________________________________________

Marnie Buchanan


Sept. 3 – 5:30 pm – Information Meeting & Run (Barrie Campus)Sept. 4 – 5:30 pm – Information Meeting & Run (Orillia Campus)Please meet in the Campus Athletics Centre Lobby_________________________________________________________________

Ross Ballantyne


Sept. 3 & 4 – 8:30 am @ Heritage Hills Golf ClubMust pre-register with Athletics by August 29thCost is $ 80.00 for two day tryout Golf Tryout Registration_________________________________________________________________




Pre-Season Workouts Aug. 20, 25 & 27 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Barrie Sports Complex # 5Sept. 2 – 4:30 pm – Information Meeting Room A 215 – (Barrie Campus)Sept. 2 – Practice 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – (bus leaves at 5:30 pm)Sept. 3 – Practice 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – (bus leaves at 5:30 pm)_________________________________________________________________

John Daggett




Wed. Nov. 12 – 7:00 pm – Information Meeting Room TBC(Barrie Campus)Sun. Nov 16 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sun. Nov. 23 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmPlease meet in the gym (Barrie Campus)_________________________________________________________________

Frank Delisimunovic



Wed. Oct. 29 – 7:00 pm – Information Meeting Room TBC (Barrie Campus)Sun. Nov 2 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sun. Nov. 9 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmPlease meet in the gym (Barrie Campus)_________________________________________________________________

Rick Morandini


Mon. Sept. 8 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pmTues. Sept. 9 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Wed. Sept. 10 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pmPlease meet in the gym (Barrie Campus)_________________________________________________________________

John Moore


Sun. Sept. 7 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pmMon. Sept. 8 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Tues. Sept. 9 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pmPlease meet in the gym (Barrie Campus)_________________________________________________________________

Brad Graham

New website launched to share Georgian-Lakehead degree expansion plan

Published on August 5, 2014

UGeorgian University Partnership Centre and Lakehead University have an innovative plan to offer students a different kind of education – the best of college and the best of university, combined.

A website has been created to provide information about the new Georgian-Lakehead Plan. Launched this week, is the one-stop shop to learn about the plan, stay up to date on its progress, and find out how it will benefit students and our communities for years to come. The website also offers visitors the opportunity to share their thoughts and comments. Continue reading

Grey County approves $2 million for Marine Emergency Training and Research Centre

Published on August 5, 2014

The front doors of the Owen Sound Campus.Grey County Council has approved $2-million in funding over 10 years for Georgian’s Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Training and Research Centre in Owen Sound. The decision was made Aug. 5, 2014.

The funding is the largest commitment ever made by the council toward economic development, and represents a large portion of the $7 million needed to build the facility.

Learn more about this exciting announcement in this Grey County news release. Read about Georgian’s marine training expansion plans in this news release from June.